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Not sure what to do this weekend?

Why not pack a picnic, grab your friends and family and go and explore our very own natural playground.

Not sure what to do this weekend?
Not sure where to have your wedding?

The Gold Coast has lots of beautiful parks that provide spectacular settings for your wedding ceremony.

Not sure where to have your wedding?
Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Why not bring the family down to the Gold Coast's Regional Botanic Gardens this weekend where there's an experience for everyone.

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
Why not start your fitness journey?

The City's Active & Healthy program offers our residents a large variety of fitness activities. Why not check them out today?

Why not start your fitness journey?
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Parks & recreation

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City employees is our first priority.

We are receiving advice from the Federal Government and Queensland Health on a daily basis to inform our response to the Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Parks are open with visitors encouraged to take recommended health and social distancing precautions.

The following City services and facilities have resumed:

  • all playgrounds, gym equipment and barbecues open
  • skate parks and outdoor basketball courts open
  • sports fields and parks are open for use by families, friends and members of the same household (up to 20 people) for outdoor non-contact activity. Community sport and recreation clubs can return to activity, as long as they meet the Queensland Government COVID-19 restrictions. This includes the completion of all the requirements documented in any associated Industry COVID Safe Plan before activity begins. Visit Queensland Government - Return to Play for details.
  • Broadwater Parklands are open, with all facilities available in line with current restrictions. The bouncy pillow has reopened and the rockpools wet play area will reopen 11 July from 9am – 3pm. The Rotary Chapel has reopened for weddings and events can proceed in line with relevant COVID Safe Event Plans.

Water fountains/bubblers: Based on advice from Queensland Health, these will remain turned on; however users should practice appropriate hygiene. We will increase cleaning frequency.

Soap dispensers are available in some public amenities in our most popular parks.

Complaints about non–compliance with current social distancing regulations should be referred to Police link hotline 131 444.

For the latest update on the City's response, visit

The Gold Coast has over 2314 parks covering 16,474 hectares, almost 700 playgrounds, over 380 barbecues and over 200 sports fields scattered across the City.

Explore the links below to find out more about the many beautiful parks and recreational facilities that are available for our community and visitors to enjoy.

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More information

Find information about the regulations surrounding park use in our local laws section below.

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